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I'm just a regular Minnesota guy that grew up on the north-side of the Cities (Fridley), spent some quality time at the U of M, chill on the weekends at the family cabin near Duluth, bleed Vikings purple, and miss the North Stars. I have a short attention span; and enjoy Pink Floyd, Johnny Cash, Zac Brown, 80s hair bands, coffee, beer, scotch, and long sunset walks on the beach. (One of those isn't true.) I'm a two-time cancer survivor now (Colorectal 2002, Kidney 2014), and know that life is damn short -- so by all means we should be playing as hard and as often as we can. I think that's it. (Did I mention that I have a short attention span?) Hit me up below on Facebook & Twitter.
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St. Cloud Apollo’s Title Hopes Dashed With 2-0 Loss To Hermantown

St. Cloud Apollo's (23-5-2) state hockey title hopes were dashed with a 2-0 loss to top-seed Hermantown (27-2-1) this afternoon at the Xcel Energy Center. The Apollo Eagles will face Mahtomedi tomorrow morning at 9 AM in the Class A Third Place game in St. Paul.

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Spring Forward: Daylight Savings Time Begins This Weekend

If the warmer temperatures aren't enough to convince you that Spring is near, maybe the start of Daylight Savings Time will help convince you. It officially starts at 2 AM this Sunday morning; so either before you go to bed Saturday night, or first thing Sunday morning -- roll your clocks ahead one hour.

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Cleanup From I-94 Pileup Near Clearwater [Watch]

The Minnesota State Patrol responded to 51 crashes yesterday in the St. Cloud area. One person was killed on I-94 and six others were hurt in a pileup that included 40 vehicles and forced the closure of the interstate in both directions. Here's some post-pileup cleanup B-roll video captured by StormChasingVideo.com.

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Wild End Ottawa’s 5-Game Winning Streak With 3-2 Win

The Minnesota Wild (34-22-7) remained one of the hottest teams in hockey by beating one of the other hot teams in hockey, the Ottawa Senators (27-23-11), 3-2 last night in a shootout at the Xcel Energy Center In St. Paul. Ottawa had won five in-a-row before last night. The Wild have won three in-a-row, and six of their last seven.

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Puck Drops On Minnesota Boys State Hockey Tourney Today

The 2015 Minnesota Boys State High School Hockey Tournament kicks off today at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The eight-team Class A tourney kicks off this morning at 11 AM with Mahtomedi facing New Ulm. St. Cloud Apollo takes on Breck in the final opening round Class A game of the day tonight at 8 PM.

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